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« on: January 21, 2008, 10:47:53 PM »

I'm looking for information on the "War Dog Reception Training Center, Camp Rimini, Montana, 1942-1944". 

Here is what I have:  The Army's War Dog Reception was set in the mountains near Helena to train the dogs for sled pulling, packing and search and rescue work.  The plan was to use the teams in a proposed secret operation in Norway with the First Special Service Force.  That mission was canceled which freed the troops and dogs for other important war operations.

In the book, "The Supercommandos", Robert Todd Ross makes no mention of the possible use of dogs in training or for missions, and neither does Lieutenant Colonel Robert D. Burhans in his 1947 history "The First Special Service Force, a War History of The North Americans, 1942-1944", nor do any of the other books on the Force.

I have talked to several Force Veterans and they have no memories of War dogs.  I would like to know some of the history of the Camp, were did the dogs serve, and most of all, is there really a connection with the Force and War Dogs
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 07:30:09 AM »

Last time I was here in Iraq i served with a dog team trainer that was from the Air Force. As of right now it is were all of the Dog Teams for all branches train. He told me they have all the information of every "Official" team that was used in the US sense WW1. Off the top of my head cant think of his email but I do know it is the training site in San Antonio Texas. I will get on looking for any and all information for you through him. Are you looking to do an impression??? Think it be neat to see one like that. Was always a thought for me. Alot of the equipment hasnet changed for them sense they were started.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 07:35:04 AM »

http://www.militaryworkingdogs.com/history.shtml

Try here for info.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 11:22:02 PM »

Great site, thank you.  papajoad
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 12:52:04 PM »

Tovarischi,

The RKKA also utilized War Dogs in a variety of missions.

Everything from the infamous "Mine dogs" used to destroy armor to medic dogs who would search out wounded troops.

This is a neat website regarding such information:
http://community-2.webtv.net/Hahn-50thAP-K9/K9History21/

http://community-2.webtv.net/Hahn-50thAP-K9/

Enjoy!

Sincerely,

Dima
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 06:08:24 AM »

Now you have me interested in seeing what the US did in WWI
Brings a new meaning to the Marines being called "Devil Dogs"
Don't they spell and say it "Dawg" down south there?
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 06:14:42 PM »

I have 2 dobermans that would fit in great
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